Known for their solid dedication to their fans, high quality music with profound, honest lyrics and incredible live performances with flawless harmonies – To Kill A King are back on tour to celebrate their new album release ‘The Spiritual Dark Age’ out January 12th 2018.
After selling out three consecutive London shows earlier in the year, the boys are about to hit the road with a full UK Headline Tour in 2018, starting at Sheffield Plug on January 11th and culminating at Islington Assembly Hall on January 27th (Full listings below).
The new album contains the singles ‘The Good Old Days’, title track ‘The Spiritual Dark Age’ plus the recently revealed new track ‘My God Your God’. These singles have already gained an amazing reaction throughout the country with support from Radio One, Billboard, The Independent, Spotify Playlists, Clash etc. Produced by Gethin Pearson and the band’s keyboard player Ben Jackson, ‘The Spiritual Dark Age’ is the London five-piece’s third album and the follow-up to 2015’s critically acclaimed ‘To Kill A King’
“They’ve upped their game beyond recognition….their calling card is singer Ralph Pelleymounter’s voice, a gorgeous flexible croon” **** Q Magazine
Watch the Music Video for Spiritual Dark Age below:
“The Spiritual Dark Age is the last three years of my life painstakingly distilled into 40 minutes of music,” says frontman Ralph Pelleymounter of the album. “It has ballads for my single friends watching everyone else gradually pair off, and deities and fables getting drunk in bars. It has moments of anger and disgust at characters like Peter Popoff and their parasitic feeding of the most vulnerable people, and it has folk songs about two gods who’d rather burn down the world than admit they still love each other. But hopefully, in amongst the chaos and darker tales, it has an underlying message that compassion being such a beautiful and complex thing may just save the day.”
Guitarist Grant McNeill says, “After roughly 2 years in a room with a single window and a bare lightbulb making this record, we can’t wait to get out on the road, if for nothing else but to get some sunlight. That’s why we chose to tour in January.”
“The likes of Compare Scars and Love Is Not Control are instantly, insanely catchy, with feverish rhythms and call-and-response routines” The Guardian
“The love child of INXS, The Maccabees and The National, with everything from charming ballads to big anthems” Shortlist
After releasing two albums, 2013’s ‘Cannibals With Cutlery’ and 2015’s self-titled follow-up, and touring incessantly since 2010, To Kill a King took a well-deserved break in 2016, Ralph using the time to write with Rag’n’ Bone Man and Zibra, while keyboardist Ben Jackson produced albums for Childcare and Little White Things.
Fri 12 Hull Früit
Sat 13 Manchester Academy 3
Mon 15 Newcastle upon Tyne The Cluny
Tue 16 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Thu 18 Nottingham Bodega
Fri 19 Glasgow Drygate Brewery (Celtic Connections Festival)
Sat 20 Birmingham Mama Roux’s
Sun 21 Norwich Waterfront Studio
Tue 23 Bristol Thekla
Wed 24 Brighton The Hope and Ruin
Thu 25 Southampton The Joiners
Sat 27 London Islington Assembly Hall